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Infographic: Back into Africa

Studies into DNA and genetics have shown that the human race is more connected than previously thought. This is because migration out of Africa about 60 000 years ago was not in a single direction. There was a second wave of movement back into Africa that started about 3 000 years ago.

Lady Liberty rides to the rescue

Lady-Liberty3---thumbHuman rights attorney Samantha Ngcolomba has established a law practice that is helping women in need in impoverished communities – most of them rural. And it is all pro bono.

KhoiSan origin tells us 'race' has no place in human ancestry

KhoiSan origin tells us ‘race’ has no place in human ancestry

Evidence suggests that sub-Saharan human populations retain genetic bits and pieces of DNA from non-KhoiSan primordial humans. If DNA samples were compared from humans around the world, the relationship would look more like a chain link, rather than a tree that branches out.

Cycle for human rights with the Jozi Freedom Ride

freedom mandelaOn Sunday 22 March on the morning after Human Rights Day, the people of Joburg are invited to join the Jozi Freedom Ride, a 28-kilometre cycle through city suburbs once separated by apartheid, from Sandton via Rosebank, Houghton and Parktown, ending in Alexandra.

South Africa's trek to the start of time

SKA will drive growth of Africa’s human capital

The Square Kilometre Array will contribute to Africa's efforts to build innovation-led, knowledge-based economies, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. It fits into African Union's Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and is developing a new cohort of young scientists.
South Africa tackles human trafficking

South Africa tackles human trafficking

The UN reports that sexual exploitation accounts for 53% of trafficking victims; 37% are subjected to forced labour and slavery. South Africa has put in place several mechanisms to battle the crime, integrating the efforts of the police, justice and social departments, and civil society.
Tell your story of growing up in South Africa

Tell your story of growing up in South Africa

Understanding that telling stories brings people together to build understanding, the government has launched the Tell Your Story campaign to foster greater communication and empathy between South Africans.
South Africa doing 'quite well': Fitch

Africa ‘must invest in human capital’

Business leaders from across Africa called for investment in human capital and economic diversification to make growth across the continent more inclusive at the close of the World Economic Forum on Africa on Friday.
Call for Africa to entrench human rights

Call for Africa to entrench human rights

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, urged African countries to entrench civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights to boost stability and development on the continent.

2010 Human Development Index rankings

Marginal improvement year-on-year supports future investment potential in terms of an active, healthy and educated workforce capable of high productivity levels.

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